Kit Harington


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Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name Harington prefers. Harington's uncle is Sir ... See full bio »

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Kit Harington's Path to "Game of Thrones"

Kit Harington may be most known for his role as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones," but he's had many other roles from the stage to the big screen. We take a look at his rise to fame.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Game of Thrones Jon Snow
(2011-2019)
Pompeii Milo
(2014)
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(2014)

Filmography

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 2020 Eternals (filming)
Dane Whitman
 2011-2019 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Jon Snow
- The Iron Throne (2019) ... Jon Snow
- The Bells (2019) ... Jon Snow
- The Last of the Starks (2019) ... Jon Snow
- The Long Night (2019) ... Jon Snow
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019) ... Jon Snow
 2018 Zog (TV Short)
Sir Gadabout (voice)
 2018 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
John F. Donovan
 2017 Gunpowder (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Catesby
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Robert Catesby
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Robert Catesby
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Robert Catesby
 2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Video Game)
Admiral Salen Kotch (voice)
 2016 Brimstone
Samuel
 2015 MI-5
Will Holloway
 2015 7 Days in Hell (TV Movie)
Charles Poole
 2014/I Seventh Son
Mr. Bradley
 2014 Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (Video Game)
Jon Snow (voice)
 2014 Testament of Youth
Roland Leighton
 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2
Eret (voice)
 2014/I Pompeii
Milo
 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation
Vincent
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play True West by Sam Shepard at The Vaudeville Theatre at 404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH; playing Austin. Johnny Flynn costars as Austin's brother, Lee. See more »

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7 Articles | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Working with animals is always going to be tough because the animal doesn't know it's an actor. See more »

Trivia:

He broke his ankle in 2012 when he was locked out of his apartment building in London and fell while trying to climb to his flat. During Season 3 of Game of Thrones (2011) the film crew had to figure out how to shoot around the injury, including the use of stand-ins in "Jon Snow wigs". Harington felt so guilty that he bought the production manager a bottle of whiskey. See more »

Trademark:

Sullen looks. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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